Wolf Creek Bend Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Oregon, take Highway 111 west 2.25 miles, then Route T south 2.50 miles, and 310 west 2.50 miles and Memphis Road south. Area is also accessible by foot from Payne Landing.


Wolf Creek Bend is a mix of cropland and idle cropland with some small tracts of timber along the Missouri River.

About This Area

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has purchased this area as part of the Missouri River Mitigation Project. The mitigation project has been designed to enhance fish and wildlife habitat along the Missouri River. The area is managed through a cooperative effort between the Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

This area is managed for a wide variety of game and non-game fish and wildlife species. Rich bottomland soils here produce a wide variety of wetland vegetation and bottomland timber, which are supplemented by plantings of warm-season grasses. management practices include reforestation, prescribed burning, and opportunistic wetland management.

General Information





  • This area is located along the banks of the Missouri River and portions of this area may become flooded when the river reaches flood stage at the Rulo, NE gauge station. As the river continues to rise above flood stage a higher percentage of the area becomes flooded.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Boat-in along Missouri River  4.5 miles of Missouri river frontage.  
Camping - Primitive Area   
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Missouri River for all fishing 
Fishing - Other Good population. Non-game fish  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Pheasant Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites    
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Missouri River 4.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 50.00  
Forest and Woodland 420.00  
Old Field 446.50  
Grassland (non-prairie) 50.00  
Total Area Acres:966.50 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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